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Old 02-11-2019, 11:37 PM
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Just because Philip has turned in his driver's license, it doesn't mean he's going to become the proverbial couch potato. This is a man that loves to do and keep active and he'll find a way to continue doing what he loves to do.
Yes, just adapt and find new ways to do it. Staying active is important for people his age to remain healthy. He took up carriage racing when he was no longer able to continue with polo. Arthritis has kept him from racing, but he still actively drives, including training his granddaughter. Between riding with Gran and carriage driving with Grandpa, Louise will be quite the horsewoman.
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:37 PM
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Just because Philip has turned in his driver's license, it doesn't mean he's going to become the proverbial couch potato. This is a man that loves to do and keep active and he'll find a way to continue doing what he loves to do.
Of course. Philip, being Philip, will find other ways to keep active though I'm sure he will miss driving around the local area and beyond!
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Old 02-14-2019, 05:56 AM
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https://twitter.com/BBCBreaking/stat...99703144124416

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Duke of Edinburgh will not face prosecution over road crash near Sandringham in January, CPS says
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:14 AM
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I hope that draws a line on this matter.
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:30 AM
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No it will not!

Queue all the complaints and accusations of special treatment in 1..2..3...4....
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Old 02-14-2019, 07:57 AM
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No it will not!
ANYONE with even the most cursory knowledge of the British legal system knows that our Justice system is WHOLLY independent of the Government, and the State, [by extension] of the Head of State.

A prosecution is less likely to be needed if, for example, a court would be likely to fix a minimal or token penalty, or the loss or harm connected with the offence was minor and the result of a single incident.
The decisions made by the CPS are based on publicly available, clear and visible legal guidance.
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:14 AM
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“"We have decided that it would not be in the public interest to prosecute.”
Had HH been 20 years younger the decision might be different. The public interest is clouded by all sorts of considerations including political.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...on-cps-decide/
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:24 AM
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Philip has surrendered his license. From what I have read, it is not uncommon for the authorities to consider the matter closed when that is the case, barring serious injury, death, or other egregious circumstances. I think the accusation of special treatment would have had more legs if Philip had retained his license and continued to drive, and there had been no prosecution.
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:14 AM
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Philip has surrendered his license. From what I have read, it is not uncommon for the authorities to consider the matter closed when that is the case, barring serious injury, death, or other egregious circumstances. I think the accusation of special treatment would have had more legs if Philip had retained his license and continued to drive, and there had been no prosecution.
I'm quite sure that he will drive on the private roads on the estates.
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:31 AM
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I'm quite sure that he will drive on the private roads on the estates.
Of course he will. That is not illegal and one does not need a license to drive anything on their private property.
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Old 02-14-2019, 03:39 PM
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Accidents happen. The reason why the accident happened in the first place is known. The sun. It can happen to anyone. It was not an intentional crash to do harm nor was it negligence on the part of anyone involved. There was no real legal crime to pursue further for prosecution.

Good did come out of this accident. The speed limit in that area has been dropped and, if I'm not mistaken, cameras installed. This area had been a contentious spot for quite a while prior to the DoE's accident and now Philip has turned in his driver's license.

As far as I'm concerned, everything about this accident has been taken care of and the matter should be treated as solved. Over and done with and out.
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Old 02-15-2019, 06:36 AM
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It would be nice to know the detail of the investigation. Its possible that it was just an accident that was no fault of either party, or at best a slight mistake by them.. blame being equally divided. Philip seems to have been blinded for a second by the sun, which can happen.. but I don't know what the other car was doing. If he has given up driving I tink its a good thing sicne he was involved in an accident which did injure someone and shook himself up. but he'd probably be better not to drive at all even on the private roads.. as I suppose there are bound to be other cars on them..
I don't know if his age caused the accident or what... but its probably best that he's given up his licence
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Old 02-15-2019, 02:09 PM
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This was in my local newspaper today. Sounds like Prince Philip has been treated the same as everyone else.

https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/17...own-m40-found/
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Old 02-15-2019, 03:49 PM
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I'm glad that Philip isn't getting any "special treatment" with this issue and that he is being treated almost like an ordinary citizen had they been in the same crash. I think the issue would've blown up more had Philip been let off or given less of a treatment due to his royal status.
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Old 05-28-2019, 03:24 PM
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Motorist involved in crash with Prince Philip that left her with a broken wrist is BANNED from driving and fined £450 for speeding

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Old 05-28-2019, 03:35 PM
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She seemed like a bit of an odd duck, so not too surprised. She was not the driver of the vehicle involved in the crash, although the headline tries to make it seem that way.
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Old 05-28-2019, 05:32 PM
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Indeed. It was swept under the rug that she might be responsible for the crash, but she seemed to be insistent that Philip was responsible instead - I presume for 15 minutes of fame...
She was not the driver of the other car but the passenger so I'm not sure how she could have been responsible for the accident?

I think she was focused on because she was injured while nobody else in the car was (plus of course she was more than willing to go on TV and talk to the papers).
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Old 05-28-2019, 05:42 PM
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To me, the fact remains that both incidents are totally unrelated to each other no matter how much the Fail is trying to portray it as such.

The passenger of the crash that the DoE was involved in happened to have incidents at different times in different places which resulted in losing her right to drive and a hefty fine.

Only thing that this proves is that the traffic police are doing their jobs.
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Old 05-28-2019, 05:55 PM
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She was not the driver of the other car but the passenger so I'm not sure how she could have been responsible for the accident?



I think she was focused on because she was injured while nobody else in the car was (plus of course she was more than willing to go on TV and talk to the papers).


Apologies, I’m going to delete the post now - I couldn’t read the article properly in time as I was in a rush.
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Old 05-28-2019, 07:09 PM
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To me, the fact remains that both incidents are totally unrelated to each other no matter how much the Fail is trying to portray it as such.

The passenger of the crash that the DoE was involved in happened to have incidents at different times in different places which resulted in losing her right to drive and a hefty fine.

Only thing that this proves is that the traffic police are doing their jobs.
But it does bring a different perspective: someone being extremely harsh on someone who made a mistake (overlooking a car - which had serious consequence but luckily not as bad as it could have been) while she herself was involved in no less than 4 traffic incidents (or at least she was in 2; and her car was in 2 others and she refuses to tell who the driver was) within one year. Some self reflection might have resulted in less media-obsessed and negative behavior.
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